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Speaking Engagements

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PAXEast

2018, 2019, 2020, 2023

I frequently participate on panels hosted at Boston's premier gaming convention, PAXEast. Past panels have included: 

  • The Psychology of Final Fantasy [Live streamed]

  • Why Parasocial Relationships in Gaming Feel So Real

  • Gatekeeping Makes You Look Like An A**hole

  • The Psychology of Elden Ring 

TEDxPSU

2018

I was invited to speak about the post-feminist politics of what I dubbed the "Everyone Can Make Games Movement," which I wrote about in Kishonna Gray and David Leonard's Woke Gaming. [Recording]

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Collegiate Esports EXPO

2018, 2019, 2021, 2022, 2023

I've been honored to have been a partner in developing CEX with Kevin Mitchel, and continue to give talks and participate on panels on topics such as DEI in esports, esports curriculum, and sustainability in esports.

John Hopkins DMC

2015

I was invited to give a talk on women in games to kick off a Women's History Month celebration at the Johns Hopkins Digital Media Center, which we followed up a night of games featuring women characters and developed by women.

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National Communication Association

2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

I've presented around a dozen papers for the NCA Game studies Division over the last few years, winning 2 top paper awards:

  • "Not your therapist: Streamers’ and Content Creators’ perception of parasocial relationships and therapeutic inquiries on stream" 

  • "Glory to Arstotska: Nationalism, migration, and feminist politics in Papers, Please"

World IA Day

2023

I spoke about the importance of accessibility features in video games, and the information architecture of these features at the first-ever World Information Architecture Day in Providence, RI! 

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